With the lead-up to the TCM Classic Film Festival approaching it’s a pretty slow news week. I almost contemplated waiting a week for news but figured I’d hate to fall behind. It’s all DVD/Blu-ray news this week, so here’s hoping you haven’t maxed out your Amazon credit card yet!
Warner Archive: A happy fifth birthday to Warner Archive! It’s hard to believe how far MOD companies have come, especially ones focused solely on obscure and classic movies. They’re DVD releases this week include Mick Jagger in Performance (1970) and five films starring Richard Dix getting into all manner of intrigue (Public Defender, His Greatest Game, Ace of Aces, Reno, and Men Against the Sky). There’s also a dearth of made-for-TV movies the Archive’s releasing: Search for the Gods (1976), Death Among Friends (1975), The Children Nobody Wanted (1981), and Children of the Night (1985). Finally, a reminder that, in conjunction with the 16th annual Noir City: Hollywood, Warner Archive is hosting a screening of Southside 1-1000 (1950) and Roadblock (1951) at the American Cinematheque, March 29th at 7:30pm. You can purchase tickets by clicking this link.
20th Century Fox: Fox has announced an April 1st release date for Sally Field’s Oscar-winning performance as Norma Rae. The new Blu-ray includes a featurette on the real Norma Rae, a theatrical trailer, still gallery, and a few other small features. Since this aired on TCM awhile back I’ve included it amongst the news. It’s hard to believe this is 35 years old!
Didn’t I say it was a slow week?
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